Which show do you like better?
I used to absolutely love True Blood. I thought season one was brilliant…funny, sexy, well-written , with a lot of social commentary thrown in. That opening montage? Where it shows the flash of the sign that says “God Hates Fangs?” I thought that was sheer genius the way it was a reflection of those horrible people who hold “God Hates Fags” signs. Yeah, season had it all and I loved it.
Season two was still pretty good although I felt like some of the characters were losing their complexity and just becoming jokes. But season three has been where it has all fallen apart for me and I can tell you exactly when it happened. There was a scene in one of the earlier episodes where Bill was having sex with Lorena and literally twisted her head around 180 degrees (you could hear the bones crunch) so she was facing away from him and continues on with the sex. Wow. It was just too violent for me, with too much hatred during an intimate act. Did it really have to go that far?
And that is the problem I think. Seems like some of the people behind cable TV shows are more concerned with how far they can take it, how much they can shock an audience than with how good a story they can tell. Nip/Tuck did it. Blood and Sand did it. And True Blood does it.
Then we have The Vampire Diaries. As far as I am concerned, this is a vampire show that gets it right. The storyline is interesting, the characters are complex and multi layered and the vampires are actually sexy. One fully clothed kiss on Vampire Diaries is INFINITELY hotter than all the jiggly bits on True Blood. And besides. I’m from Tennessee….all the vampires on True Blood remind me of my uncles. SO NOT SEXY.
And what a season premiere! I won’t give any spoilers, but if you saw it then you know how amazing it was. And if you haven’t watched the show before…..quit reading this and get thee to Netflix!!!!
So tell me, which show do you prefer?? Why?